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Artist Has Pareidolia And Creates Characters Out Of The Faces He Sees


Artist Keith Larsen has pareidolia, and he uses it to his creative advantage, regularly spotting expressions and patterns in ordinary things—often, that others don’t see. To illuminate his creative visions, he illustrates these characters and brings them to life with silly stories.

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon where the mind creates a “familiar pattern” where none exists. This is commonly rooted in seeing phantom people or animals, but it can be audible, too. If you’ve ever heard someone claiming they hear a “hidden message” when they play back a song, they’re describing pareidolia.

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